Zane's Addicted: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, 1998 - Fiction - 326 pages
585 Reviews
Before there was E.L. James’s 50 Shades of Grey, there was Zane’s Addicted. Once described as “the hottest paperback in the country” by the New York Times and now a major motion picture distributed by Lionsgate, this wildly popular novel by the Queen of Erotica follows one woman’s life as it spirals out of control when her three extramarital affairs lead her down a dark and twisted path.

For successful African-American businesswoman Zoe Reynard, finding the pleasure she wants, the way she wants it, is not worth the risk of losing everything she has: marriage to the man she has loved since childhood, a thriving company, and three wonderful children. But Zoe feels helpless in the grip of an overpowering addiction…to sex.

Finding a compassionate woman therapist to help her, Zoe finally summons the courage to tell her torrid story, a tale of guilt and desire as shocking as it is compelling. From the sensitive artist with whom she spends stolen hours on rumpled sheets to the rough and violent man who draws her toward destruction, Zoe is a woman desperately searching for fulfillment—and something darker, deeper, and perhaps deadly. As her life spins out of control and her sexual escapades carry her toward a dangerous choice, Zoe is racing against time to uncover the source of her “fatal attraction”—as chilling secrets tumble forth from the recesses of a woman's mind, and perilous temptations lead toward a climax that can threaten her sanity, her marriage…and her life.

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Slow start but I loved the ending. - Goodreads
The writing in this book was awful almost painful. - Goodreads
Easy to read (very, very informal reading). - Goodreads
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Badly written & ridiculous plot. - Goodreads
Tragi-comedy and a love story. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Grace - Goodreads

I enjoyed the movie more than the book. The plot in the book is very random and the quality of writing was average. It did not take me long to finish it only because I could not be bothered reading the bland details anymore and just ended up skimming through the second half for the plot. Read full review

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User Review  - Sherry - Goodreads

I LOVED THIS BOOK. I literally read this book in a day it was so good. I watched the movie and while reading the book it was easier for me to picture the characters. The movie to me was better than ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Zane is the author of The Sex Chronicles: Shattering the Myth, Shame on It All, and The Heat Seekers.

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